[ koo-per-ij, koo p-er- ]
/ ˈku pər ɪdʒ, ˈkʊp ər- /


the work or business of a cooper.
the place where such work is carried on.
articles made by a cooper, as barrels or casks.
the price paid or charged for coopers' work.

Origin of cooperage

1425–75; late Middle English. See cooper, -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cooperage

/ (ˈkuːpərɪdʒ) /


Also called: coopery the craft, place of work, or products of a cooper
the labour fee charged by a cooper
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